Lesson Learned? Erica Mena Says VH1 Fight Ruined Her Career

December 28, 2011  |  

First Kimbella was the reason Erica Mena couldn’t get any work—you know, because “booty” models like her mess things up for “real” models by doing videos and shoots for free—now Erica says VH1  has ruined her career.

She claims her fight with Kimbella, which aired on Monday’s episode, has thrown a major wrench in her modeling career. But it’s not her fault, of course, she says the network misrepresented her by painting her in a bad light and making Kimbella look like a saint. Erica says:

“My whole image in my career is now affected by this. I wanted them to pull this clip because I don’t want to show this side of me.”

Unless VH1 photoshopped her throwing a drink back at Kimbella and grabbing her hair, there’s no misrepresentation. This may not be her best side but it’s still her side; and If VH1 is the culprit behind the “Love and Hip Hop” fight then who’s to blame for this fight between her and her boyfriend when she punches and kicks him in the face? I see only one common denominator here. Well, perhaps two. She seems like the type of girl to turn angry after one too many cocktails and try to play innocent the next morning.

I don’t know why these girls keep agreeing to hang around women they already know they don’t like. If you put yourself in that situation, you’re walking into the lion’s den and should expect something to pop off sooner or later–although I’d also like Yandy to stop trying to make everyone into one big happy family. Let this be a lesson to future women wanting to take the Reality TV route. Fifteen minutes of fame isn’t worth the price you pay in the long run.

Check out the fight here and tell us who you think is in the wrong. Did VH1 misrepresent Erica or is she just not owning up to her mistakes?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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